Provides an overview of the 5 components of a mass prophylaxis response to epidemic outbreaks: surveillance, stockpiling, distribution, dispensing, & follow-up. It then focuses on planning & conducting dispensing operations using specially-designated dispensing clinics. These concepts are then put to work in developing sample antibiotic dispensing & vaccination clinic plans that can be runÓ using a separate customizable computer planning model, the Bioterrorism & Epidemic Outbreak Response Model, developed in conjunction with this planning guide. The last section describes the implementation of a comprehensive operational structure for dispensing/vaccination clinics based on the National Incident Management System. Charts & tables.Hupert, Nat Haniel is the author of 'Community-based Mass Prophylaxis A Planning Guide for Public Health Preparedness', published 2004 under ISBN 9780756746131 and ISBN 0756746132.